Navigating the healthcare information jungle

This is a recording of the Cochrane Canada Webinar with Michelle Fiander, information specialist with the Cochrane Effective Practice & Organisation of Care (EPOC) Group, on locating and understanding quality health care information and scientific evidence to inform health care decisions.

Where do consumers look for their health care questions? What sources provide reliable information? This session explains how to identify high quality health care information and provides tips to identify reliable sources of evidence-based information.

After using this resource, you should be able to...
  • Understand the information context of consumers and health care practitioners
  • Locate and understand health care information to inform your decisions as consumers
  • Recognize different types and sources of health information
  • Appreciate how Cochrane systematic reviews reduce the noise around us in a jungle of information

Author information: 
Fiander, Michelle

Cochrane Canada webinar series was produced with the support of Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Institute of Gender and Health, Institute of Health Services and Policy Research, Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, Institute of Infection and Immunity, Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes, and Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Blackboard Collaborate tool for producing webinars was provided by Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / WHO Research Promotion and Development. Special thanks to Luis Gabriel Cuervo for converting the webinar to Youtube video.